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BlackBerry 10.2.1 Available to Verizon BB10 Devices

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Mar 19, 2014, 7:40 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Verizon Wireless recently indicated that the BlackBerry 10.2.1 operating system is now available to the Z30, Z10, and Q10 smartphones. The update adds a wide number of new features, and makes significant changes to the behavior of several key apps. For example, users can create filters in BlackBerry Hub and customize their own pinch gesture to automatically view the filtered messages. The phone application makes it easier to answer or reject calls with a new swiping motion. Users can now create SMS and email groups for simpler bulk message addressing. The lock screen adds actionable notifications, such as the ability to open incoming messages. The update adds an FM radio to the BlackBerry Z30, Q10, and Q5, lets users set automatic software updates over Wi-Fi, and adds more business-centric features that rely on BES 10. The system update is free to download over-the-air or via Wi-Fi.

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Mar 19, 2014, 11:03 PM

Awesome update

Great update. UI changes are great so far. Direct download of Amazon's App Store fills in a number of holes. Sideloaded Snap for quite a bit more. Still no YouTube or Google Maps functionality due to no Google Play Services, but it bridges quite a gap.

And this is just the 1st build of BB10. Waiting to see what's down the road.
I installed 10.2 back in December from one of the leaked builds made available at Crackberry. It really is an excellent update, lots of new features, improved performance and bug fixes. If and when at&t releases the 10.2 update, I'll install their...
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